Global Learning Programme

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Secretary of State Justine Greening launches the GLP at St Mary Star of the Sea School, Hastings (DfID image)

The Global Learning Programme supports teaching and learning about global issues in key stages 2 and 3. With support from the GLP, the UK government aims to embed Global Learning as regular practice at whole school, curriculum and classroom level. The programme – with geography as a leading subject - will help pupils gain additional knowledge about the developing world, globalisation, and the causes of poverty and what can be done to reduce it. They will also develop the skills to interpret that knowledge, such as the ability to investigate, think and make judgements. Find out more about the GLP themes and outcomes.

The GLP is also designed to support school improvement. For example, Ofsted guidance provides strong support for the view that global learning is integral to high quality provision and standards in geography. In addition, in a number of schools geography has led whole-school improvement through the Geography Quality Marks.

Browse the tabs below for:

  • information about the programme, CPD and opportunities to get involved
  • a wealth of resources and information about development and globalisation.

What's new?

  • Use it or lose it! There are still opportunities to get involved in the GLP programme
  • Schools in Wales and England now have their own versions of the Geography Quality Marks, each linked to their nation’s Global Learning Programme
  • Examples of practice in global learning are now available from schools in the GLP/GA transitions project and new exemplification of global learning from Geography Quality Mark schools 
  • New geography resources have been added to the GLP England and GLP Wales websites, including resources to support World Food Week, Gender Equality, Send My Friend to School, World Book Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, British Science Week and World Oceans Day.


About GLP England and GLP Wales

More information about the Global Learning Programme and the GA's role.



Find out about current opportunities and how you and your school can get involved.


Exemplification and case studies


Examples of work and supporting documentation from Quality Mark Schools, organised in six themes with suggestions for practice which link closely to the GLP curriculum framework.

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Case studies

Examples of practice in global learning from schools in the GLP transitions project.


Subject knowledge and CPD

Continual professional development courses and publications to enhance your knowledge of global issues.


Resources and activities

Useful teaching materials and journal articles.



Links to useful websites about development, sustainability, case studies and much more.